County addresses courthouse fire safety

In March the county board of supervisors agreed to have Chairman Jerry Parker contact Victor Amoroso of A and J Associates for recommendations on replacing windows in the courthouse. “There are certain things we can and cannot do,” said Parker, because the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Amoroso and architect Douglas Steinmetz examined the windows in May. Parker told supervisors last week that Steinmetz and Amoroso “found some things they thought we might want to address before we do the windows.”

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Fire Protection Service/Testing – Entry Level Role

This Fire Services Company has an opportunity for an entry level Fire Service/Testing Technician to join their Team. The role is Based in the Sutherland to Bondi Territory & would like the ideal Candidate to live within that area – it’s all about a Work Life Balance.

Full Training will be provided, however, experience within Fire Protection Equipment, Electrical or Facilities Management will be highly regarded. My Client will consider exceptional people who are self motivated, have excellent work ethics (with some level of previous work history in the above fields) with excellent Customer Service skills.

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OnSSI Appoints B&T Sales as Manufacturer’s Rep for the Rocky Mountain Region

Pearl River, NY (June 6, 2017) – OnSSI announces the appointment of B&T Sales LLC as their manufacturer’s representative for the Rocky Mountain territory including Colorado, Eastern Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. From their headquarters in Colorado, B&T Sales will direct and support sales activity of OnSSI’s latest Ocularis 5 VMS solution to a wide cross section of integrators, dealers, consultants, distributors and end users in the Rocky Mountain region.

“B&T Sales has an outstanding reputation for customer support that is grounded in technical expertise and superior operational management,” said Ken LaMarca, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, OnSSI. “We look forward to working with them and growing the opportunities for Ocularis implementations throughout this important market.”

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3 Ways Text Messaging Exposes Government Organizations to Massive Risk

According to the Pew Research Center, 97% of Americans who own a smartphone use them to send or receive text messages, demonstrating that mobile messaging is one of the most widely used features. Ways Text Messaging Exposes Government Organizations to Massive Risk

Texting is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier—making it extremely accessible when a government official or employee wants to communicate with staff or community members in a time-crunched world. But even though text is easy, reliable and intuitive—if it’s used for official business communications, it can create tremendous risk.

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US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack – Putin

MOSCOW – American hackers could have planted false evidence that Russia interfered in the US presidential election, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying by NBC News on Saturday.

US intelligence officials have said Russia tried to interfere in the US election by hacking the Democratic Party to sway the vote in favor of Donald Trump, a charge the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.

In an interview with NBC News’ Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, a preview of which was released to media, Putin said hackers in the United States could have made it look like Russia was behind the hack for political reasons.

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Support Strategies for an IoT World

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 11 AM PT / 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET

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This webcast shares support strategies to leverage consumer data and analytics to create optimal and personalized user experiences (UX).

The IoT creates innumerable business benefits, including long-term efficiencies in operations, customer support, product development, and marketing, but the consumer experience is key to driving adoption and evolution of IoT. To realize the innumerable benefits associated with the IoT, companies must provide high-level experiences that respond to user expectations and demands.

These expectations, and the ability to control what consumers see and what they don’t, place additional demands on support resources. The addition of smart features and connectivity to traditional products creates new service layers to traditional product centric businesses.

Providing IoT services extends the manufacturer’s relationship with the customer and, by extension, the level of support the brand needs to provide….

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Home IoT Devices and Consumer Privacy from Cyber Threats

BullGuard Launches Dojo, The World’s Most Comprehensive

Smart Home Cybersecurity Solution


Now Shipping in the U.S, Dojo by BullGuard Is the Only Consumer Cybersecurity Solution That Seamlessly Protects All Smart 

SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 31, 2017 – BullGuard (, the number one rated, multi-award winning, consumer cybersecurity company today announced the official launch of Dojo by BullGuard, the world’s most comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution. Dojo is the only consumer cybersecurity product built from the ground up as an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home. There are billions of connected Internet of Things devices on the market today – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, smart appliances, lighting, locks and more. Dojo by BullGuard is built to protect them all. Available exclusively in the United States at launch, Dojo by BullGuard retails for $199 USD, including the first 12-months of service, and is available for purchase online at,, and on shelves in brick-and-mortar BestBuy stores nationwide.  View a short video of Dojo in action.

“Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a smart, connected home. It safeguards consumers’ privacy and protects their entire home network, but is also delivered in a way that is extremely easy for them to set up and use,” said Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard. “A smart home can quickly become a fool’s paradise when IoT devices are not properly secured. Dojo seamlessly protects the privacy and security of a consumer’s data, devices, home and family by monitoring the home network 24/7 against cyber threats. No other product provides the unrivaled deep multi-layered levels of protection as Dojo.”

Dojo by BullGuard provides enterprise-grade, multi-layered security software capable of handling a wide range of cybersecurity threats, with a major focus on protecting smart home devices. The Dojo by BullGuard smart home cybersecurity solution includes:

  • Dojo (hardware):A sleekly designed ‘pebble’ that is easy to set up and free to move about the home while its dock remains connected to the Wi-Fi router. The Dojo pebble illuminates rings of light when suspicious or malicious activity is detected on the user’s Wi-Fi network. Yellow rings indicate that a risk has been detected and automatically mitigated, while red rings of light indicate that an action must be taken in the Dojo smartphone app. Green rings of light indicate that the user’s network is secured and their privacy is intact.
  • Dojo smartphone app (iOS and Android):Allows consumers to interact with the Dojo pebble via a simple, intuitive messaging interface, which grants them visibility and control of their Wi-Fi network and connected devices and informs them of potential cyber threats.
  • Dojo Intelligence:Dojo’s cybersecurity engine provides a tailored security policy for each device on the home Wi-Fi network. This policy is enforced by the Dojo device, which constantly monitors and mitigates both internal and external attacks. Dojo’s cloud-based platform utilizes highly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, continuously analyzing device and service patterns to protect a consumer’s privacy even better over time. The more Dojo familiarizes itself with a home’s smart devices, the smarter it becomes in detecting and mitigating cyber attacks and privacy breaches.

“Many IoT devices are notoriously insecure and it is relatively easy for hackers to exploit their vulnerabilities,” added Yossi Atias, General Manager, IoT Security of BullGuard. “We’ve seen major privacy breaches in recent months caused by compromised devices, including Mirai, the largest ever DDOS attack launched from an IoT botnet, smart TVs hacked by the CIA, and even smart Teddy Bears go from cuddly to creepy. Device manufacturers often sacrifice security for speed to market and consumers are unwittingly paying the price. Dojo solves the IoT security conundrum and protects every smart home device to ensure security and privacy.”

According to a recent report from Gartner, Inc., the number of connected IoT devices is forecast to reach 8.4 billion by the end of 2017 – up 31 percent from 2016 – and reach 20.4 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things market is growing at an exponential pace and with that growth comes an increased risk of cyber attacks. In a recent survey of 2000 U.S consumers conducted by BullGuard about IoT device adoption, nearly 70 percent of consumers said they have concerns about privacy invasion, and 23 percent stated that they lack the technical ability to secure their smart home devices. Dojo by BullGuard makes it easy for consumers to protect their privacy and their family by seamlessly monitoring and protecting all of their smart home devices against all cybersecurity threats.